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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Mar 31, 2014 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Resources for reformed Heads. (Non-Dead)

I have several causes which I believe in, but would never post here, because people do not come to this forum to hear about all my goofy beliefs and opinions. That's not what it's for. Non-Dead related posts are tolerated as long as there's an explicit tag in the subject line and the nature of the post is relatively benign (music-related posts or posts about current events are generally considered okay). But preaching, I think, is explicitly disallowed.

Also, on a personal note, I think you're a f**king moron, and an insulting one at that, to imply that Bible believers are somehow more "reformed" than the rest of us. I'd say that as someone who has divorced myself of the need to believe in any kind of deity, I'm the reformed one, and you're the idiotic, reactionary buffoon desperately clinging to Bronze Age myths that were invented before we had any idea what fire was.

I mean, as long we're preaching....

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 31, 2014 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Resources for reformed Heads. (Non-Dead)

Would you have been less offended if c-freedom had said "saved Deadheads", "born again Deadheads", or even "Christian Deadheads"?

And on a personal note, I don't really think that having divergent views qualifies one as a "f'n moron". There is room in the world, and in this forum, for all types of people to coexist. All it take is a little respect for one another, and maybe a modicum of tolerance. But as Dennis Miller says, "Of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong."

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Mar 31, 2014 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Resources for reformed Heads. (Non-Dead)

I'd be significantly more tolerant of his (IMO) absurd belief system if he kept it to himself on this forum, but since he hasn't, I feel less inclined to be polite. I'm not offended by the fact that he believes something nonsensical to me, I'm offended by his unabashed attempts to attract attention to it on a forum about music.

"There is room in the world, and in this forum, for all types of people to coexist." Yep, agreed. I couldn't be more respectful and tolerant of individuals as people. I don't feel the need to proselytize my non-belief in places where people are convening to discuss other things; if all he had done was mention that he was religious I wouldn't have bothered him about it. It was the nature of the post that inspired me to give my own opinion of his views.

Perhaps moron is the wrong word, though; after all, there are plenty of people smarter than myself who believe in God. I think the belief (or, at least, the *certainty*) is moronic even if the person is not.

Edit: To answer your first question, I would certainly have been less offended/annoyed if he hadn't implied his superiority over me by using the word "reformed," although I still would have moaned about his hijacking a Grateful Dead forum to spread his crap.

This post was modified by midnightcarousel on 2014-03-31 18:58:27